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Cosmetic Industry

Cosmetic Industry Crackdown


Over the last eighteen months, the cosmetic industry has experienced persistent disruptions, witnessing numerous revisions to the regulatory frameworks governing cosmetic injections and beauty practices. It is unsurprising that both clinics and practitioners find themselves confused, questioning the compliance of their advertising tactics with the stringent marketing regulations enforced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This article delves into the TGA's stance and offers insights on how to protect your practice from unintended scrutiny. Read More.

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Navigating Changes to Fixed-Term Employment Contract


The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 brings pivotal changes to fixed-term employment contracts. Key reforms include a cap on contract duration to two years, with only one possible extension or renewal, and introducing the Fixed Term Contract Information Statement for employees. These changes limit the consecutive use of fixed-term contracts for the same roles and introduce civil penalties for non-compliance, underscoring the legislation's commitment to ending precarious employment practices. Understanding these changes is crucial for employers and employees navigating this new legal landscape. Read More.


The Trustee’s Dilemma: Balancing Duties with Discretion


Establishing a trust structure can offer various benefits, such as minimising taxes, protecting assets, and enabling control over the management and distribution of property and/or assets. Being assigned the role of a trustee in a trust signifies that someone has entrusted you with significant responsibility and confidence. In this article, our commercial and estate teams explore the utilisation of trusts, the responsibilities of trustees, and the recently examined duty of trustees to exercise "real and genuine consideration" when executing their powers. Read More.


Defamation, Allegations, and Public Interest: The Trial of Mr Lehrmann vs. Network Ten


Explore the Lehrmann defamation trial, where Mr Lehrmann accuses Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson of defamation based on a 2021 interview with Brittany Higgins. In-depth legal analysis by Litigation Senior Associate Lachlan Boyle and Law Clerk Riley Hickey delves into defamation intricacies, public interest defense, qualified privilege, and the pivotal truth aspect. This article offers insights into evolving defamation laws, recent developments like the public interest defense, and defense strategies. Read More.



Ramsden Lawyers recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a dazzling event at Coast Kitchen & Bar, featuring highlights like a mouth-watering menu from the Coast team, speeches by John, Maggie, and Reece Ramsden, revisiting the firm's remarkable journey, a special three-tiered celebratory cake, fireworks, and performances by live musicians to add a touch of glamour. The celebration showcased the firm's commitment to excellence, weaving together moments of elegance and celebration that marked a significant milestone in the legal community. Read More.

Family Law Mediation



Family law mediation provides an alternative to litigation, addressing conflict in parenting and financial matters. In parenting mediation, the child's well-being is prioritised, fostering open communication and tailored solutions to your needs and outcomes sought. Mediation is voluntary and confidential and empowers parties to control outcomes, reducing stress and conflict. Ramsden Lawyers offers expert assistance, emphasising mediation to achieve just and equitable outcomes without protracted court proceedings, demonstrating a successful track record in resolving family disputes. Read More.

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Family Law Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2023


In this article, we explore the ramifications of the Family Law Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2023, an important legislative measure poised to redefine the landscape of family law, especially in matters involved with family violence. This substantial bill represents a beacon of optimism and change, marking a pivotal advancement in protecting the most susceptible members of our community. Read More.

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What Are The Changes To The Employer-Sponsored Migration Program?


Significant changes to the Employer-Sponsored migration program are set to roll out on November 25, 2023. Notably, the cap on Short-term stream Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa holders transitioning to permanent residency within Australia will be eliminated. This article, details some preliminary information we have received from the Australian Government during the recent Law Council of Australia conference and the subsequent information released publicly to advisors in the sector. Read More.


Can Generative AI Replace Your Lawyer?


Artificial intelligence is fundamentally reshaping how we access information and work. The emergence of generative AI has pushed the boundaries of what technology can achieve raising important questions about the potential for artificial intelligence to replace human professionals, including lawyers. In this article, our commercial law team considers the question of whether generative AI can replace us. Read More.

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Trapping The Online Trolls - When Defamatory Reviews Damage Your Business


In the age of digital communication, your online reputation is more vulnerable than ever. Disgruntled customers wielding false reviews can wreak havoc on businesses, leading to devastating consequences. The article explains the essential elements required to establish a defamation case, highlighting recent amendments to align defamation laws with the digital age, and your options to restore your personal or business reputation(s). Read More.


Australian Immigration - "The State Of Queensland Is Open For Business"


Exploring a move to the Land Down Under? Queensland beckons as a premier destination, from the iconic Great Barrier Reef to the bustling city of Brisbane. Excitingly, Queensland has announced its state-nominated visa program for 2023-24, presenting golden opportunities for potential immigrants. However, navigating the intricate landscape of immigration policies can be daunting. This article delves into the latest updates, eligibility criteria, and critical dates. For those considering this life-changing journey, expert guidance is essential. Ramsden Lawyers, with their vast experience in Australian immigration, stands ready to assist. Dive into our comprehensive guide and discover how to make Queensland your new home. Read More.


The Great Debate Over The Elvis Estate


Navigating the complexities of estate disputes, highlighted by the tumultuous Presley/Keough family saga over Elvis's massive estate, underscores the necessity for clear legal documentation and expert guidance. The article delves deep into the intricacies of contesting a Will in the Australian context, particularly in Queensland. From legitimacy issues rooted in inconsistent signatures to the adequacy of beneficiaries' entitlements, it's evident how vital adherence to legal standards is in ensuring the rightful distribution of assets. Ramsden Lawyers offers an invaluable lifeline in these intricate legal terrains, emphasising the importance of proactive measures and specialised counsel to prevent familial discord and safeguard assets. Read More.